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Eritrea - HRC - Torture, Arbitrary Arrest, Freedom of Movement and Assembly - February 2019

Eritrea’s Compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 125th Session of the Human Rights Committee (March 4 - 29, 2019)  

Eritrea acceded to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in January 2002. Eritrea is therefore obliged to ensure that its policies and practices are in full compliance with the ICCPR. Eritrea has not submitted its initial report to the Committee, and therefore the Committee is conducting this review in the absence of a State Party report. 

This alternative report focuses on Eritrea’s obligations under the ICCPR and specifically addresses arbitrary arrest and detention, the deprivation of liberty without due process, conditions of detention, mandatory national service, and the use of torture in detention centers and national service facilities. It also addresses the arbitrary arrest, detention, and torture of the followers of non-authorized religions.